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I finally got round the installation of the JoeZ exhaust on my IS-F :D

I bought it from Nautique over one month ago and after troubles with the French customs it finally made its way to me 2 weeks ago.

After waiting to no avail for a shop to do the install, I decided I would do it myself as on my previous cars so I had to order the proper tool for the lambda sensors removal which I got on Monday with the bolts and screws.

As the weather is nice and I am off work today, I decided to start the install this morning at 10:30AM

It is a JoeZ exhaust with the Random Tech cats, Nautique did replicate what Caymandive did. That is exactly what I wanted so I can pass the smog test without worrying.

Here the pictures when Nautique removed it from his car.






Unbolting everything was easier than expected but I had to remove 2 bars to get the Y pipe out which took me some time as the plastic trims had to be removed.
At noon it is finally out :)



There is a bit more space now


I then went for lunch before cracking on the rear section
The silencers did take me some time to remove as the bushing were a pain to slide off. Here they are next to the original exhaust



Finally the exhaust is just waiting for the silencers


then they are on at 2:30pm so it took me 3 hours to do the swap with a jack, 2 stands and the correct tools :cool: I am well pleased


I have not had a chance to drive around yet but the sound is definately deeper and more present but it is not too intrusive.
I will let you know how I find it after I drive a bit and it will then go back to the dyno :)
 

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Here is a quick video I did yesterday :


My first impression was that the exhaust is very loud but after 300kms driving it, I think it was mostly due to the change from a silent car.
From outside, the sound is great,. From inside, it is fine for a sporty driving but when I am cruising around 70-80mph and trying to keep a steady spee by having a light throttle, there is a kind of resonance in the cabin wich may become annoying on long highway drives.

From a performance point of view, it looks like the tires have more difficulty not to spin :D or maybe it is just the I drive it harder :rolleyes:
I will try to get it on a dyno shortly.
 

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Sounds great to me as well. I can hear the drone you are talking about in the video. Hopefully it won't be annoying in the long term.

Thanks for posting the video.

Jeff
08 Smoky Granite Mica IS-F
 
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